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U.S. Army Launches Inquiry into Lewiston Mass Shootings Preceding Events

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The Inspector General of the U.S. Army has said that the events leading up to the terrible mass shooting in Lewiston on October 25 will be looked into in a formal and fair way. This comes after Under Secretary of the Army Gabe Camarillo promised in a letter to make sure a full investigation into Army reservist Robert Card, the gunman who killed people, was carried out.

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Congressional Announcement

The news was shared by Maine’s four congressional representatives on Friday. They emphasized that the Army Inspector General was committed to looking into the shooter, Robert Card’s actions in a formal and fair way.

In his letter, Under Secretary Gabe Camarillo emphasized the Secretary of the Army’s order for an independent investigation to make sure that corrective actions are taken as needed. The Army Inspector General, Lt. Gen. Donna W. Martin, started making plans for the investigation right away after getting this order.

In a letter dated November 2, U.S. Senators Angus King and Susan Collins from Maine asked for an investigation. They followed up with another letter the week before. All four lawmakers stressed how important this review was as a first step toward understanding what happened before the terrible shootings.

READ ALSO: Maine Delegation Announces Independent Army Inspector General Investigation into Events Preceding Lewiston Shooting. 

Importance of the Inquiry

The investigation is important because it will help find out important details and make sense of the events that led up to the mass shootings, which will allow for a full understanding of what happened.

This investigation shows the dedication to an open and responsible process, with the goal of addressing any problems or gaps that may have played a part in what happened before the tragic event in Lewiston.

READ ALSO: Lewiston shooter’s brain being studied for possible damage related to his Army service.

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